In Chelm seaport arrived new semi-submersible drilling rig "Northern Lights." Here is based drilling rig "Polar Star". These units are built on the order of "Gasflot" — 100% subsidiary company "Gazprom" — for the construction of exploratory and development wells in the harsh climatic conditions, in particular for the development of the Shtokman gas condensate field. This ambitious project was implemented in record time with Vyborg Shipyard and by Samsung.
New rig are considered the most modern and largest in the world in its class, they are equipped with high-tech drilling, geophysical, navigation and power equipment from leading Russian and foreign companies.
Currently, the roads Kholmsk port facilities staff continues to prepare for drilling. Crews "Gazflot" consist exclusively of Russian specialists who have undergone a serious selection, training, and having all the necessary work on the shelf of certificates in accordance with international standards.
As previously reported, built offshore drilling systems will JSC "Gazprom" more effectively conduct exploration and development of fields on the continental shelf of the Russian seas, including offshore Sakhalin Island and the Kamchatka peninsula.
For Russia the emergence of offshore engineering giant — a sign of the revival of the construction of such a class of its own rigs.